July 30 (Renewables Now) - The 119-MW Willogoleche wind farm in Hallet, South Australia was officially opened on Monday, Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), the French power utility, announced through its unit in Australia and New Zealand.
Engie delivered the AUD-250-million (USD 172.2m/EUR 154.4m) farm with Japan’s Mitsui & Co Ltd (TYO:8031) as joint-venture partner on the project.
Willogoleche, said to be the fourth largest wind farm in South Australia, is equipped with 32 units of 3.8-MW GE turbines with 130-metre rotor blades. The wind farm can produce enough electricity to power 80,000 households. Engie will deliver the output to consumers through its Australian retail arm Simple Energy.
Besides Willogoleche, Engie runs the 46-MW Canunda wind farm in South Australia and is developing other renewable energy projects in Queensland and New South Wales.
(AUD 1.0 = USD 0.69/EUR 0.62)